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“Fear of a Black President”

This piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic absolutely blew me away. Passionately, meticulously articulated, Coates tells it like it is. It’s long, but well worth it. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/09/fear-of-a-black-president/309064/1/ On a side note: the comments are depressingly predictable. Why do I … Continue reading

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How? Why?

There are eight tubes of toothpaste in my bathroom drawer. On another note, I can’t believe it’s already September 26th. How’d that happen?! I’ve been here for three months now. It seems much longer than that, somehow; the rhythms of … Continue reading

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Mystery Springs: Part 2

In the years since, Clayton had grown innured to the peculiar sensations that accompanied the extinguishing of a life. He took pride in his (vastly improved) marksmanship and pleasure in providing meat for his family. He’d taken up bow hunting … Continue reading

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Mystery Springs: Part 1

Here is the first installment of a short story I’m working on: Bumfuck nowhere, his daddy always called it. The town of Mystery Springs, Idaho, where Clayton had spent his whole life, was in the mountains right after Oregon becomes … Continue reading

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It is finished

My 3-Day novel is complete, at 26,382 words and 82 pages. I suppose it’s more of a three day novella, really, or maybe a three day novelette. No matter. It is finished. I finished the editing at the stroke of … Continue reading

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The home stretch

11:17 am on the morning of day three, the final day, the day of reckoning, of make or break. I’m at 76 pages and 20,690 words. I can do this. http://www.3daynovel.com/

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I <3 Tyrion Lannister

I’m reading A Song of Fire and Ice, by George R.R. Martin, and I can’t recommend the series highly enough. I’m on book three, A Storm of Swords; my New Yorker magazines, and even the latest issue of Saveur(!) have … Continue reading

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